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getafix
getafix
28 July 2009

Hi Matt and Rodda - long time no speak.

Hi Matt and Rodda - long time no speak.

Hi Matt and Rodda Long time no speak. We chatted a few years back and at that stage I was in the throws of designing and building a house and you guys assisted me with…

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getafix
Jul 28, 2009 9:46 pm
kexkez
kexkez
29 July 2009

installing draw wire

installing draw wire

we had draw wires installed in conduit so we could get a cabler in after hand over. For one of the draw wires the electrician( who was the one putting the conduits etc…

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kexkez
Jul 29, 2009 8:49 pm
kexkez
iTalk
iTalk
31 July 2009

Distributing Foxtel & AV

Distributing Foxtel & AV

It's possible if you want to view the same thing on all three points in your house. I'm planning to do the same thing. My foxtel box will be stored in a rack cabinet in…

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iTalk
Jul 31, 2009 11:54 pm
iTalk
jamestheoz
jamestheoz
1 August 2009

Home automation and Home theatre advice

Home automation and Home theatre advice

I have just bought one of these devices for splitting foxtel into 8 points. http://www.jonsa.com.au/products.php?cP ... 9&id=1829# You put a diplexor at the end of each…

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jamestheoz
Aug 01, 2009 6:52 pm
Thudd
Thudd
2 August 2009

new HT - my thoughts and many questions

new HT - my thoughts and many questions

In my last house I had a room that was 3.9x5.5 and I wired it for 7.1. You're building from scratch so you might as well, it's only cable! On your plans, push the couch…

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Thudd
Aug 02, 2009 7:10 pm
wenzwc
wenzwc
2 August 2009

Paint surface for theatre rooms

Paint surface for theatre rooms

Does anyone know how much per m2 Belkin is and is it available in Brisbane, we could need it for a home theatre and music studio. Cheers W

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wenzwc
Aug 02, 2009 9:41 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
2 August 2009

DVR / PVR Dvico 3300

DVR / PVR Dvico 3300

up in the bush here though my iq2 box is cable so gets me high def including 7 and 7HD.. ::hyst:: ::hyst::

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wakeboardandy
Aug 02, 2009 10:43 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
5 August 2009

3.9m x 3.6m room too small for dedicated HT? * now 4.5! :) *

3.9m x 3.6m room too small for dedicated HT? * now 4.5! :) *
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the picture doesn't show the two big comfy bean bags I have now!! ::hyst:: ::hyst:: but yeah if I could…

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wakeboardandy
Aug 05, 2009 4:21 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
6 August 2009

2m x 3m Room - Ideas

2m x 3m Room - Ideas

a 3m x 2m can certainly work.. I thought my room at 4.14m x 3m was too small and many other ppl told me the same.. but the 108" screen I have in my room doesn't even feel…

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wakeboardandy
Aug 06, 2009 10:59 pm
wakeboardandy
jbdave
jbdave
6 August 2009

Windows

Windows

I would leave the windows in, because one day you may want to use the room for something else, and if you ever re-sell, you wouldn't want a main room without any windows…

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jbdave
Aug 06, 2009 11:11 pm
Rodda
Rodda
7 August 2009

Multimedia wall plates to hide cabling in the wall?

Multimedia wall plates to hide cabling in the wall?

There are many brands and suppliers for these types of wallplates, and there are many varieties of the wallplates themselves. Check out Selby Acoustics for a good range…

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Rodda
Aug 07, 2009 8:32 pm
Rodda
Pugs
Pugs
10 August 2009

Cinema Room too big?

Cinema Room too big?

Pugs i think you are going to upset my draftman, sunken floor in the HT room is a brillant idea :: . Now to make that phone call. mind you i just…

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Pugs
Aug 10, 2009 4:43 pm
Pugs
jbdave
jbdave
11 August 2009

Inputs for future HT / Music Room

Inputs for future HT / Music Room

1. If I plan to have a projector screen installed in the future, how big can I install and facing which wall? 2. We are in a single level house, is it easy…

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jbdave
Aug 11, 2009 9:02 am
jamesk289
jamesk289
12 August 2009

Quick question about matching speakers to receiver...?

Quick question about matching speakers to receiver...?

As long as it is set to or lower than the imedence of the lowest rated speakers it's fine. So if u set the receiver at 4, you can mix an match anything the same or above.

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jamesk289
Aug 12, 2009 11:07 pm
Homey123
Homey123
13 August 2009

Is a 4070mm x 4020mm theatre room too small?

Is a 4070mm x 4020mm theatre room too small?

Thanks guys, you've made me feel better now about the size :z: Your advice is much appreciated.

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Homey123
Aug 13, 2009 8:48 pm
Steveo
Steveo
15 August 2009

Media distribution - best way

Media distribution - best way

My gut feel is your right Pugs. I have been in the corporate side of this industry for 20 years, however when it comes…

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Steveo
Aug 15, 2009 8:52 am
Steveo

a bright idea, why aren't there more like this... the BRK 100S with the strobe light was discontinued, and replaced with the SL177, which is a hard-wired addon to their…

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kristo
Aug 18, 2009 12:34 am
Pugs
Pugs
18 August 2009

Smart Wiring for Dummies – Help Needed

Smart Wiring for Dummies – Help Needed

Hi Plugs my first post been lurking for a while Can u confirm pls that to install data cable in a house u need to hold a license ??? ( and if…

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Pugs
Aug 18, 2009 9:55 pm
Pugs
Rodda
Rodda
19 August 2009

New HT layout and projector + IMG

New HT layout and projector + IMG

The only spec here that may be a factor in selecting a projector…

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Rodda
Aug 19, 2009 5:59 pm
Rodda
da68za
da68za
20 August 2009

Yamaha 5.1 Home Theatre YHT-392AU - HDMI connections

Yamaha 5.1 Home Theatre YHT-392AU - HDMI connections

For hdmi and most other audio video go here http://www.ezyhd.com.au most states delivery is next day ... Copy & paste EZYHD09 into…

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da68za
Aug 20, 2009 5:42 am
da68za
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
20 August 2009

Smart Community - More Q's from Dummy!

Smart Community - More Q's from Dummy!

Wasn't planning on an antenna, just wasn't sure if we could use the optic for free to air without connecting our…

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Djelibeybi
Aug 20, 2009 5:26 pm
jcjuice
jcjuice
21 August 2009

Where should I put my projector AND what cabling do I need??

Where should I put my projector AND what cabling do I need??

Hmm...good point regarding the AVR - guess i just thought I should overcompensate! And I guess that's the same answer for the Cat 6...plan…

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jcjuice
Aug 21, 2009 9:42 pm
Rodda
Rodda
22 August 2009

Ceiling colours in HT room

Ceiling colours in HT room

Not so much painting the ceiling white being a problem, it's more a case of any surface painted a light colour will impact the screen in some way (by reflecting light in…

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Rodda
Aug 22, 2009 8:10 pm
Rodda
MarcB
MarcB
24 August 2009

Mounting Plasma on wall and hiding wires in OLD house

Mounting Plasma on wall and hiding wires in OLD house

Sweet as.. Thanks for getting back to me guys. I was kinda hoping that was the reply. Now just need to pull my finger out and do it. Always the hardest part :)

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MarcB
Aug 24, 2009 7:31 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
26 August 2009

Am I crazy? Data cabling

Am I crazy? Data cabling
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I think i'm getting to the point where I may give up and go extremely simple for our cabling and keep my network relatively basic. Hard to get a…

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JilaMint
Aug 26, 2009 2:44 pm
raw29983
raw29983
26 August 2009

Foxtel newbie - just looking for some clarification

Foxtel newbie - just looking for some clarification

The service will be the same, but If you have home phone etc with telstra, you may be able to package it and get a discount.

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raw29983
Aug 26, 2009 7:15 pm
kexkez
kexkez
27 August 2009

Data, phone, FTA and speaker wiring plans

Data, phone, FTA and speaker wiring plans

Ok Currently all 4 points in the games have computers connected to them. (one for each of us) my intention was to have 3 computers plugged in and one on wireless and…

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kexkez
Aug 27, 2009 8:52 am
kexkez
JilaMint
JilaMint
28 August 2009

So Confused about...well everything HT!!

So Confused about...well everything HT!!

Hi Jilamint Yup thats exactly what we're trying to figure out (where to run all the cables) so its all done before the plaster is done. DH is…

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JilaMint
Aug 28, 2009 12:04 am
JilaMint
JilaMint
29 August 2009

Ipod dock?

Ipod dock?

VAF - made in Australia - sell an ipod speaker. i.e. it's a portable thing - but will rock your socks off - and it means you can take it anywhere around the house/outside…

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JilaMint
Aug 29, 2009 5:45 pm
mrs. swa
mrs. swa
30 August 2009

Smart Wiring

Smart Wiring

Hi, Hubby has a smartwiring busines - I think he's very reasonable priced, but I am biased. Smart Wiring Australia - 1300 881 810 - Nathan, give him a call for a quote,…

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mrs. swa
Aug 30, 2009 9:04 am
MICA
MICA
30 August 2009

New Appartment - Renovationsand Fitout

New Appartment - Renovationsand Fitout

Hi there DruWade, We deal closely with electricians that do home automation, including cbas, hagar, and the like. Recently we did a standard fitout in Elwood in…

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MICA
Aug 30, 2009 11:32 pm
MICA
Rodda
Rodda
31 August 2009

Clipsal C-Bus: What hardware do I need

Clipsal C-Bus: What hardware do I need

All cool. In regards to wireless, I always say go wired where ever you have the choice to and leave the wireless to the devices where you have no other choice. I believe…

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Rodda
Aug 31, 2009 12:11 pm
Rodda
RamiT
RamiT
31 August 2009

In Ceiling Speakers

In Ceiling Speakers

Ok this important installation tip when it comes to in ceiling speakers. When you install speakers use some sort of acoustic friendly material to cover the back of the…

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RamiT
Aug 31, 2009 12:57 pm
Sanderling37
Sanderling37
1 September 2009

Sony hw10, yamaha RXV1065, Swan 4.1

Sony hw10, yamaha RXV1065, Swan 4.1

The amp is fairly new so I doubt many will have first hand experience. It is the Amp I plan on purchasing for my HT in the next couple of months. For reference I will be…

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Sanderling37
Sep 01, 2009 4:47 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
1 September 2009

Just bought a...

Just bought a...

WOW - it's US$3600. With the Aussie dollar at 84c, that just shows how much we get screwed here, even if you factor in taxes, shipping etc...

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JilaMint
Sep 01, 2009 8:31 pm
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royalblue
Sep 03, 2009 3:28 pm
Rodda
Rodda
4 September 2009

Any one have a HP Media centre?

Any one have a HP Media centre?

Do you have much experience dealing with and resolving PC faults? ... Well, the first thing you need to do is make sure the PC works OK with a regular PC monitor via…

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Rodda
Sep 04, 2009 12:59 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
4 September 2009

Wall-Mounted TV

Wall-Mounted TV

Hey all, I intend to install a 50-55" tv on a wall in my living room. extra noggins will be in place to support the tv. I am just alittle confused…

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Rodda
Sep 04, 2009 1:15 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
4 September 2009

The time has come......

The time has come......

That Panasonic is a bit exxy for a 720P projector (you can get quite a few 720P projectors for less than $2000). If you're looking at the Mitsi HC5500 then you should…

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Rodda
Sep 04, 2009 1:29 pm
Rodda
Rodda
Rodda
4 September 2009

Building a new house - what to do about the HT room

Building a new house - what to do about the HT room

If you can try to avoid "connectors or extenders" as much as possible as each stop / start in wire degrades the sound…

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Rodda
Sep 04, 2009 1:38 pm
Rodda
da68za
da68za
5 September 2009

Large screen TV help

Large screen TV help

I just bought a 46"G Panasonic plasma , very happy with it ... Depending on were you live , if you shop around you might be able to buy one in your price range ...

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da68za
Sep 05, 2009 3:19 pm
da68za
kimberley
kimberley
8 September 2009

PC Speakers - what's good?

PC Speakers - what's good?

Yeh Altec or Logitech. Creative also used to be good but overpriced. Don't know if they still sell many sets in AU.

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kimberley
Sep 08, 2009 1:57 pm
Pugs
Pugs
8 September 2009

Wall mounts, electricals and all that jazz!

Wall mounts, electricals and all that jazz!

Illegal for DIY regradless.. as for the type of cable.. if you are getting a sparky into do everyting else jsut get them to mount a power point in the area behind where…

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Pugs
Sep 08, 2009 3:01 pm
Pugs
Pugs
Pugs
10 September 2009

Hills home hub products - what is the difference??

Hills home hub products - what is the difference??

lots of them... sure they arn't as "smart looking" as a hills hub cabinet but they do the job.. anythng from amdex 9Ru 10" rack with TV, Voice and network patching…

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Pugs
Sep 10, 2009 10:13 am
Pugs
mikemix
mikemix
11 September 2009

CS Cavity Doors - SoundStoP

CS Cavity Doors - SoundStoP

I would be really interested in the responses to this post as I was thinking of a sliding door for our Theatre Room. Those doors seem to be…

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mikemix
Sep 11, 2009 10:28 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
15 September 2009

Please recommend me a UPS.

Please recommend me a UPS.

Looks like it's APC hands down. Many thanks to the collective wisdom !

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JilaMint
Sep 15, 2009 11:34 am
ozzroo
ozzroo
15 September 2009

Foxtel and wall plate provision

Foxtel and wall plate provision

This makes sense. I may just have them leave it behind the wall. I guess when you pay for a run in you normally expect a wall plate also. thanks for your response.

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ozzroo
Sep 15, 2009 11:38 am
IQtech
IQtech
15 September 2009

TV aerial wall plate

TV aerial wall plate

Hi there, Is it worth connecting the four cables to a Quad TV wall plate in this room for then running into an antenna splitter and up into the…

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IQtech
Sep 15, 2009 6:43 pm
Rodda
Rodda
15 September 2009

Now I have to build myself a new cinema...

Now I have to build myself a new cinema...

Funny this thread got updated today - after 6 weeks of massive renovations we finally moved in yesterday. Still got stacks of work to do (I replaced most of the entire TV…

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Rodda
Sep 15, 2009 9:05 pm
Rodda


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